Pedestrian struck by car, injured in Geneva

Published: Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT

GENEVA – A 63-year-old Rutland Township woman was injured Saturday in Geneva when she was struck by a car and knocked 8 to 10 feet east of the crosswalk while crossing the street at the corner of North First and West State streets, police said.

Bonnie L. Pollworth, of the 14N600 block of Timber Ridge Drive near Elgin, was hit when she crossed West State Street in the crosswalk from south to north shortly before 10 a.m. Saturday, according to a crash report.

Pollworth was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva with a laceration to the back of her head, left shoulder and leg and lower back pain, according to the crash report. She remained hospitalized Monday, according to the hospital.

The driver of a 2010 Mazda 3, Megan K. Cardile, 26, of the 1000 block of North Bennett Street, was making a left turn from North First Street to continue east onto West State Street, when Pollworth was walking across the street, according to the crash report.

Pollworth told police she thought the driver saw her and was slowing down so she could cross the street, according to the report. However, as Cardile continued to turn left, her car struck Pollworth as Pollworth still was in the crosswalk.

Police issued Cardile a warning notice for failure to yield to a pedestrian.

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